About this event

  • Date and time Tue 1 Feb 2022 from 8:45am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Sleep Medicine

This exciting one-day sleep medicine course will cover the main sleep disorders, including insomnia, restless legs syndrome, and sleep-disordered breathing. 

Join us to understand how these sleep disorders are present, what investigations may be required, and how to treat them. The course will also provide a general introduction to sleep, including how it changes during the lifespan.

This course is aimed at students, trainees and all professionals. It will provide a broad overview and insight into the growing field of sleep medicine. 

During this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the structure and physiology of normal sleep and the evolution of sleep across the lifespan
  • Be aware of the range of sleep disorders and how they present
  • Understand the diagnostic tools and studies that are used in sleep medicine
  • Be aware of the range of current treatments used in sleep medicine 

This event is available for on-demand viewing. The event recording will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the event takes place.

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Sleep Medicine Section: Student Essay Prize

Prizes:

  • First prize: £300, and invited to deliver a presentation on the topic of their essay at a Sleep Section meeting at the Royal Society of Medicine
  • Second prize: £200
  • Third prize: £100

Submission deadline: 

Tuesday 7 December 2021

Meeting date: 

Tuesday 1 February 2022

Open to:

Pre-clinical, clinical medical and dental undergraduate students

Title of the essay this year: COVID-19, sleep’s friend or foe?

The aim of this prize is to promote discussion and understanding of sleep medicine and its relevance to current medical practice.

The three highest-scoring essays will be shortlisted for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize respectively. The entrant awarded the 1st prize will be invited to deliver a presentation on the topic of their essay at a Sleep Section meeting at the Royal Society of Medicine.

  • Essays should be no longer than 1000 words. The word count does not include the reference list
  • References should be formatted in Harvard style. There is no limit for the number of references used
  • There should be no more than 1 figure and 1 table
  • The name of the author should not be included in the essay
  • The essay should be entirely your own original work, and should not have been previously published

Apply here ►

Tickets

Early bird pricing available until 25 November 2021.

Member

RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£77.00 £46.00 £46.00 £46.00 £24.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP AHP / Nurse / Midwife Non Healthcare Professional Trainee Student
£141.00 £84.00 £84.00 £84.00 £44.00

Key speakers

Dr Ari Manuel

Consultant Respiratory Physician and Sleep Medicine Specialist, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dr David O'Regan

Consultant Psychiatrist and Sleep Medicine Specialist, President, Sleep Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine and The Sleep Disorders Centre, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London

Dr Hugh Selsick

Consultant Psychiatrist and Sleep Physician, Insomnia Clinic, Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and The Sleep Disorders Centre, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London

Dr Jane Hicks

Consultant Psychiatrist and Sleep Medicine Specialist, Bristol Mental Health

Dr Kirstie Anderson

Consultant Neurologist and Sleep Medicine Specialist, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Agenda

View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Session one

Introduction to sleep physiology and sleep across the lifespan

Dr Hugh Selsick, Consultant Psychiatrist and Sleep Physician, Insomnia Clinic, Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and The Sleep Disorders Centre, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London

Insomnia

Dr David O'Regan, Consultant Psychiatrist and Sleep Medicine Specialist, President, Sleep Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine and The Sleep Disorders Centre, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Session two

Central hypersomnolence: Sleepy stories

Dr Kirstie Anderson, Consultant Neurologist and Sleep Medicine Specialist, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Parasomnias: Things that go bump in the night

Dr David O'Regan, Consultant Psychiatrist and Sleep Medicine Specialist, President, Sleep Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine and The Sleep Disorders Centre, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London

Panel discussion
Lunch and networking

Session three

Restless legs syndrome: A night at the movies

Dr Kirstie Anderson, Consultant Neurologist and Sleep Medicine Specialist, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Circadian rhythm sleep wake disorders

Dr Jane Hicks, Consultant Psychiatrist and Sleep Medicine Specialist, Bristol Mental Health

Obstructive sleep apnoea

Dr Ari Manuel, Consultant Respiratory Physician and Sleep Medicine Specialist, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Session four

Sleep Medicine Section: Student Essay Prize

Presented by prize winner

Sleep investigations

Dr Hugh Selsick, Consultant Psychiatrist and Sleep Physician, Insomnia Clinic, Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) and The Sleep Disorders Centre, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London

Panel discussion
Close of meeting

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times  

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.